Double-chasing Otley and Horsforth close in on Aire-Wharfe honours

Wharfedale Observer: Oliver Hardaker is one of prospective Division Three champions Horsforth's new recruits

1:06am Friday 22nd August 2014

OTLEY and Horsforth have the chance to write their names on the Aire-Wharfe League's honours board this weekend, and both will start as hot favourites.

Boss Mark Bower delighted by Guiseley's many winning ways

Wharfedale Observer:

8:44am Thursday 21st August 2014

GUISELEY’S versatility in victory is delighting manager Mark Bower.

Ilkley rugby players have smart new look as they prepare for North East One

Wharfedale Observer:

9:33am Thursday 21st August 2014

Ilkley’s rugby players will be sporting a smart new look this season.

Younger Boshell is seeking starting spot

Wharfedale Observer: Guiseley's Nicky Boshell takes on Alex White

8:39am Thursday 21st August 2014

NICKY Boshell is targeting a regular starting spot for Guiseley as he improves his fitness.

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee could be threat to world title challengers

Wharfedale Observer: Alistair Brownlee in action

8:38am Thursday 21st August 2014

WITH only one round of the World Triathlon Series to go, all the big hitters are in Stockholm this weekend.

Rawdon's Ward sends favourites Guiseley spinning to defeat

Wharfedale Observer: The Rawdon players with the cup after their surprise win

8:37am Thursday 21st August 2014

RAWDON upset the odds and scored a dramatic ten-run win over holders Guiseley in Sunday's Birtwhistle Cup final at Bardsey.

Arthington Cricket Club celebrates its 150th anniversary with special game

Wharfedale Observer:

8:33am Thursday 21st August 2014

ARTHINGTON Cricket Club will celebrate their 150th anniversary with a special match at their picturesque ground on Sunday.

Otley warm up in style with Tens victory

Wharfedale Observer: James Wood is leaving Otley for Macclesfield

8:24am Thursday 21st August 2014

OTLEY have their first pre-season friendly on Saturday at National League Three North Lymm (2.30), and they will travel in good heart.

Danielle smashes Paralympic record

Wharfedale Observer: Danielle Bailey lopped almost three seconds off the previous 50 metres freestyle record

8:24am Thursday 21st August 2014

OTLEY'S Danielle Bailey has broken a 22-year-old British Paralympic record.

Burley Trojans enjoy trip down memory lane for anniversary celebrations

Wharfedale Observer:

9:17am Thursday 21st August 2014

MORE than 100 people turned out to see Burley Trojans’ current first XI take on a Veterans XI to celebrate 80 years of a football club in Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Unbeaten Ilkley look set to serve up Yorkshire tennis title

Wharfedale Observer:

9:12am Thursday 21st August 2014

ILKLEY Tennis Club are well placed to win the Yorkshire Men’s Division One title for the first time in 15 years.

Ben Rhydding's French and Locke help England to master rivals

Wharfedale Observer: Billy Marawaha, Mark French and Andy Locke.

8:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

The England over50 men’s hockey squad won the Home Nations Tournament at the weekend after coming through a tough match schedule in Belfast.

New-look Pool fit the bill with opening day victory at Headingley

Wharfedale Observer: football generic

9:23am Thursday 21st August 2014

Headingley 1 Pool 4

Pressure eases on Harden, Tong Park and Skipton

Wharfedale Observer: Burley's Richard Brook drops on one knee to try and hit Ben Rhydding's Tom Pratt over square leg

5:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ON A day when the bottom six in Division Two of the Aire-Wharfe League were up against fellow strugglers, Harden, Skipton and Tong Park Esholt pulled off vital wins while sending their defeated opponents deeper into trouble.

Ten-man Guiseley dig in to maintain 100% start

Wharfedale Observer: Danny Forrest heads the ball home for Guiseley's winning goal

4:03pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Guiseley 1 Worcester City 0

Dragons arriving in Guiseley's den

Wharfedale Observer:

9:02am Thursday 14th August 2014

MARK Bower set his players an initial target of winning their first three matches this season in Vanarama Conference North.

Lizzie happy to take third on day out in the capital

Wharfedale Observer: PICTURE BY VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM - Cycling - 2013 British Cycling National Road Race Championships - Glasgow, Scotland - 23/06/13 - Lizzie Armitstead of Boels Dolmans CT wins the Women's Race. (8787576)

10:07am Thursday 14th August 2014

HE may have picked up road race bronze at the Commonwealth Games but Scott Thwaites was happy to be back taking team orders at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

It's a special day for Trojans

Wharfedale Observer: Priestley Shield final 2012
Keighley 2nd v Woodlands 2nd
Richard Wood man of match award from Ray Illingworth (9258301)

9:04am Thursday 14th August 2014

BURLEY Trojans are to celebrate their 80th anniversary on Saturday with a special match.

Former skipper Sutton is among nine Otley signings

Wharfedale Observer: Jamie Sutton, who captained Otley in 2010-11, is returning there

9:04am Thursday 14th August 2014

FORMER skipper Jamie Sutton is returning to Otley.

Former world champion Lampkin shows off his skills

Wharfedale Observer:

9:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

A TRIALS biking legend from Silsden staged his annual 'skills school' at the weekend.

Dragons arriving in Guiseley's den

Wharfedale Observer:

6:27pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

MARK Bower set his players an initial target of winning their first three matches this season in Vanarama Conference North.

Guiseley maintain 100 per cent start

Wharfedale Observer: Adam Boyes scores the opener for Guiseley

11:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Guiseley went to the top of the Vanarama Conference North tonight with an emphatic 3-0 home win over Stockport County.

Guiseley maintain 100 per cent start

Wharfedale Observer: Adam Boyes scores the opener for Guiseley

11:29pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Guiseley went to the top of the Vanarama Conference North tonight with an emphatic 3-0 home win over Stockport County.

Guiseley are not on the Wain

Wharfedale Observer: Andrew Foulds goes on the attack on his way to 91 for Steeton

5:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

CHRIS Wain produced a stunning spell of bowling to put relegation-threatened Guiseley on the way to victory and end the five-match winning run of third-placed Beckwithshaw in Aire-Wharfe League Division One.

Guiseley look to home in on leaders as they take on Stockport County

Wharfedale Observer:

6:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

GUISELEY will be aiming to stay with the early pacesetters in the Vanarama Conference North tonight after being one of just six clubs to open their campaign with a win.

Ben Rhydding look to grab survival lifeline at Pool

Wharfedale Observer: Ben Rhydding's Charlie Swallow took 4-23 against Pool earlier this season

9:20am Monday 11th August 2014

BEN Rhydding’s hopes of escaping relegation from Aire-Wharfe League Division One could hinge on what happens at Pool tomorrow.

Armitstead targets world gold after London podium spot

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's Lizzie Armitstead finished third in London

9:01pm Sunday 10th August 2014

LIZZIE Armitstead expressed her determination to carry her August success all the way to the World Championships after another podium finish yesterday – this time at the Prudential RideLondon Women’s Grand Prix.

Armitstead targets world gold after London podium spot

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's Lizzie Armitstead finished third in London

9:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

LIZZIE Armitstead expressed her determination to carry her August success all the way to the World Championships after another podium finish yesterday – this time at the Prudential RideLondon Women’s Grand Prix.

Guiseley's Forrest fells Leamington

Wharfedale Observer: football generic

6:15pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Leamington 0 Guiseley 1

Bower reflects on fickle nature of football

Wharfedale Observer: BLOW: Danny Hall, being congratulated after scoring last season, is out for three months with a broken leg

4:33pm Friday 8th August 2014

GUISELEY boss Mark Bower has been left to rue the cruel game this week as the misfortunes that football can bring dealt the Lions a huge blow.

Thwaites reveals how rider who beat him to silver helped him to Otley victory

Wharfedale Observer: Scott Thwaites with his bronze medal

8:28am Thursday 7th August 2014

SCOTT Thwaites has revealed how the rider that pipped him for the Commonwealth Games silver medal in the men’s road race, helped him to a home victory in 2011.

Injury-hit Guiseley seeking late signing

Wharfedale Observer:

8:26am Thursday 7th August 2014

GUISELEY are making a late attempt to bring in some defensive cover before Saturday's Vanarama North opener at Leamington.

Injury-hit Guiseley bring in Scott McQuade as extra defensive cover after double blow

Wharfedale Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

GUISELEY moved quickly to sign defender Alex McQuade when an injury crisis threatened to hit their plans for the start of the new Vanarama North season.

Otley prepare for crucial double test from Burley and Collingham

Wharfedale Observer: Jamie Pickering scored 158 not out for Otley in their 370-4

5:30pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AIRE-WHARFE Division One leaders Otley can take a giant step towards their dream of a league and cup double when they play hosts at Cross Green to two massive games this weekend.

Otley look to home in on Waddilove Cup win

Wharfedale Observer: James Davies has been instrumental in Otley's title challenge

8:17am Thursday 7th August 2014

OTLEY will be emerging from the away dressing room for Sunday’s Waddilove Cup final – even though it is being played on their Cross Green ground.

Otley look to home in on Waddilove Cup win

Wharfedale Observer: James Davies has been instrumental in Otley's title challenge

8:17am Thursday 7th August 2014

OTLEY will be emerging from the away dressing room for Sunday’s Waddilove Cup final – even though it is being played on their Cross Green ground.

Bamford's games best

Wharfedale Observer: Racheal Bamford won the 3,000 metres and 1,500 metres at the Yorkshire Track & Field Championships. Picture by Andrew Tate

8:39am Thursday 7th August 2014

OTLEY AC members were at Hampden Park supporting Racheal Bamford in the Commonwealth Games steeplechase final. Her seventh-placed 9min 45.51sec was a personal best.

Rain stops play indoors at Ilkley

Wharfedale Observer: Natasha Hillyer on the way to her fourth AEGON British Tour title in five years at Ilkley

8:24am Thursday 7th August 2014

NOT even moving the AEGON British Tour finals indoors at Ilkley could save them from a weather interruption on Saturday.

Calypso cricket speeds leaders Horsforth to victory

Wharfedale Observer: Mahir Ali, better known for his bowling, thrashed 95 off 67 balls for runaway Division Three leaders Horsforth

5:54pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

MAHIR Ali went on a run spree as Horsforth defied the rain to crush Bardsey and extend their lead at the top of Aire-Wharfe League Division Three to 27 points over Illingworth and 43 over third-placed New Rover.

Otley's Lizzie Armitstead wins Commonwealth Games gold in style

Wharfedale Observer:

10:53am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Otley cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has won gold in this morning's Commonwealth Games women's road race at Glasgow.

Burley's Scott Thwaites takes Commonwealth Games bronze medal

Wharfedale Observer: Scott Thwaites is looking forward to Commonwealth Games

4:23pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

Burley-in-Wharfedale's Scott Thwaites produced a courageous ride to take the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games men's road race.

Hall a broken man after cruel injury blow

Wharfedale Observer: Guiseley's Adam Boyes skips past Matt Dempsey

3:16pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

Farsley 0 Guiseley 0

Striker Nicky Boshell returns to Guiseley after Park Avenue release

Wharfedale Observer: Guiseley manager Steve Kittirck says the situation regarding Danny Boshell, pictured, and his brother Nicky is still unresolved

10:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

STRIKER Nicky Boshell, who was on Guiseley’s wanted list for much of last season, has returned to the club.

Boyes scores to seal victory for Guiseley

Wharfedale Observer: Adam Boyes has made his loan deal from Gateshead permanent

9:41pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

GUISELEY registered their second pre-season win when they triumphed 1-0 at Clitheroe Town on Tuesday night.

Thackley get better of Bolton Villas to climb out of Aire-Wharfe League relegation zone

Wharfedale Observer: Bowling for Olicanian is Sohaib Hashmir

11:16am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THERE was much more than local bragging rights at stake in the latest Aire-Wharfe League meeting between Bolton Villas and Thackley, the sides in the Division Two relegation spots.

Brownlee joy at team success

Wharfedale Observer:

5:48pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ALISTAIR Brownlee led England's dream team to a dominant victory in the mixed relay to complete a sweep of the triathlon gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Otley rider Lizzie Armitstead crashes on La Course

Wharfedale Observer: Lizzie Armitstead

4:31pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Please regard as nightlead

Sian helps Wales set record in women's 4x100 metres freestyle final

Wharfedale Observer:

10:31am Friday 25th July 2014

Ilkley's Sian Morgan helped to set a new Welsh record last night in the women's 4x100 metres freestyle relay at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Golden boy Brownlee hungry for more glory

Wharfedale Observer: England's Alistair Brownlee celebrates winning on the home straight during the Men's Triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games near Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 24, 2014. See PA story

11:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ALISTAIR Brownlee vowed he would never lose his hunger after adding yet another title to his glittering triathlon portfolio.

Brownlees going for gold in Glasgow

Wharfedale Observer: Brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee won gold and bronze medals at the Olympics in London

6:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

TRIATHLON'S all-conquering Brownlee brothers have extra motivation to walk away with gold and silver from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.







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